First Parish Church

The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish Church
Presents a New Exhibit of Pastel Paintings by Jeanne Rosier Smith

In The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish from February 3, 2012 – March 16, 2012

Strawberries & Cream
Strawberries and Cream

This One's Mine
This One's Mine

Summer Lunch
Summer Lunch

Artist Bio

“Since first touching pastels twelve years ago, I rarely paint in any other medium: I fell in love with the velvety richness, the pure color, the direct touch which pastel alone affords. The year I spent in Nice, France, in a dorm room with a sea view, began my lifelong love of the water—one I am currently exploring in my wave series. It also nurtured my appreciation for wine, cheese, and fresh produce, which I find as appealing to light, arrange, and paint as to taste. Painting is a feast for the senses.”

Award-winning Sudbury artist Jeanne Rosier Smith studied art at Georgetown University and at the New Jersey Center for Visual Art and the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey. After earning her Ph.D. and spending ten years teaching college English, she began painting professionally when her youngest child started school eight years ago. Smith is known for her active, dramatic wave paintings, her opulent still lifes, and her expressive portraits.

Rosier Smith is a signature member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Connecticut Pastel Society, and her work appears in Best of America: Pastels Vol II. She has exhibited at the Massachusetts State House, the Boston Artists Guild, and at national competitions in New York. She has won numerous awards, including most recently the 2011 Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel at the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY. She is represented by Sosebee Gallery on Nantucket, Powers Gallery in Acton, MA and Eventide Gallery in Essex, MA, and her paintings are in collections from Seattle, Washington to Monte Carlo to Australia.

Rosier Smith is a popular demonstrator and teacher as well: her Sudbury pastel studio offers weekly classes and weekend workshops. In 2012 she is teaching workshops on Cape Cod, and Essex, MA, and for Terry Ludwig Studios in Colorado.

Cab & St. Andre
Cab and St. Andre




Ebb & Flow
Ebb and Flow

Figs & Triple Creme
Figs and Triple Cream

Jeanne Rosier Smith
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Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Karen Gallagher
Larry Grob
Ginnie Hibbard
Sylvia Whitman, Chair
Tom Wintle

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